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How to compete with the Chinese

The Professor

David Goldman offers an interesting take on the competition between the United States and China for global influence in his latest book, You Will Be Assimilated: China’s Plan to Sino-form the World. He focuses on technology and points towards how China is moving ahead of the United States in those technologies essential for the fourth industrial revolution – particularly 5G technology. China’s hero in this story is Huawei.

Goldman’s basic point is that the United States does not need to worry about China conquering the world through arms, but should instead worry about the Chinese conquering the world through integrating the world into a network of Chinese telecommunication infrastructure and then leaping ahead in the technologies that this infrastructure will facilitate. In this techno war, the United States risks being outflanked and confined to irrelevance in a Chinese-dominated world.

“He does not paint China as an aggressor, but an aggrieved party that has used technology and manoeuvre to defend its territorial claims”

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About Todd Myers

Dr Todd Myers is chair and professor of political economy at Grossmont College and lecturer for the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies and the Department of Economics at San Diego State University. Before joining academia, Dr Myers worked in economic development, publishing, state government, and educational and national security consulting. He began his career as a Ronald Reagan Fellow serving a mentorship under the direction of the Honorable Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr. He has served on the educational advisory council of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, as a Henry Salvatore Fellow with the Heritage Foundation, and a Lehrman Fellow with Princeton’s James Madison’s Program in American Ideals and Institutions. He currently serves on the San Diego Center for Economic Education’s advisory board. Dr Myers has research interests in international political economy and political thought.

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